This book tells the story of a group of pastors who teamed up to learn whether “real change was possible in their personal lives and in the lives of their congregations”. The participants each share their part in the learning process. I believe their story is well worth reading.
The book is organized into 4 parts to help the reader navigate the stories told by the pastors. Part 1 addresses the keys to change. Part 2 dives deep into the core values of “integrity, authenticity, courage and love”. Part 3 explains how the way we think affects how we lead and manage our lives and the lives of those in our congregations. They deal with important issues like discipleship, emotional boundaries, ministry systems and team development. In part 4 they provide examples of best practices for leading change. The pastors argue that a learning congregation is one that can change in order to grow spiritually.
Each chapter includes information, stories, suggested practices, things to reflect on as you learn and lead change in your congregation and a host of resources to help you take the next steps in your congregation and community. if you believe you and your congregation need to change to move forward spiritually in your quest to make disciples then pick up a copy of this book to help you along your journey.
I received this book through Kregel Publications for the purpose of writing a review, I was not required to write positive review.